Monster chords provides lessons and games in order to help users gradually learn to use the chosen instrument, guitar or ukulele. Users get instant feedback of the performance while playing along with playback songs. The app also has a composer-feature that lets you compose your own pieces of music to play later or share with friends and other students.
The application is easy to use and it is also suitable for younger players.
Self-expression and creativity are supported through the composing feature.
Monster Chords offers high quality demonstrations for learning the chords and tuning the instrument.
Gamification promotes activating emotions such as joy of learning and pride of achievement.
Playing along with a playback song makes chords learning fun and rewarding.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.
Subject based learning goals
Soft skills learning goals
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.